Here are five good hotels in Kilkenny well worth checking out if you are staying in Kilkenny.
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The 4 star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore all that Kilkenny has to offer (of which there is much), as it is right in the centre of this medieval city. This is a spacious, peaceful hotel which is only a quick walk from Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Rothe House. Great shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment are also just on the doorstep. Its 118 modern bedrooms have everything one could require during their stay, while downstairs there is a heated indoor pool (with a dedicated section set aside for children) along with a Jacuzzi, sauna and high tech gym.
Thanks to its central location, the Langton House Hotel boasts gorgeous views of Kilkenny Castle. Also down the road are elite golf courses for testing your skills. The Langton House Hotel’s exacting standards when it comes to service and award winning dining is what ensures visitors return over and over again. Its 34 luxury rooms are fully equipped with a range of conveniences, while the lounge is available for relaxing and socialising. It is expert at catering for holidays, wedding receptions and conferences – whatever you may be looking for, it is here.
The boutique Pembroke Hotel combines 5 star service with 4 star facilities and surroundings. Here, comfort is paramount, and every single one of the 74 bedrooms has been designed with this in mind. Located on Patrick Street, no hotel is closer to Kilkenny Castle than the Pembroke Hotel; hence a number of the bedrooms look out on Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Centre or Butler House. Walk one minute down the road and you are right in the heart of everything that makes Kilkenny so popular with native and international visitors.
Not only is the Kilford Arms, on John Street, near Kilkenny city centre, it is just a short distance from the railway station. The White Oak Restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike, as it specialises in cooking with only fresh, local ingredients. Bands play regularly in PV’s Bar, while on Saturday nights you can let your hair down with some karaoke. Meanwhile, the 3 floor O’Faolain’s serves entertainment and music nightly. It is worth a visit for the building alone, as it was constructed around what was left of a 500 year old church.
The 3 star Zuni Restaurant and Townhouse has it all, as not only does it boast a central location in medieval Kilkenny, its Kilkenny restaurant is renowned far and away for the quality of its food. The dishes served here are a fusion of Ireland, Mediterranean, Asia and Middle East, made using only prime local produce. Upstairs, the 13 tranquil guestrooms are the ultimate in elegance, as they are tastefully decorated and softly lit to encourage a sense of calm, rather than a sense of clutter. The restaurant downstairs has the same atmosphere, employing an open plan kitchen with subtle light. Whether you are here as part of a small or large group, you are guaranteed to have a ball.